A. Philip Randolph Institute commemorates the March on Washington 58 years later

September 2, 2021

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On August 28, 2021, A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI)-Milwaukee Chapter hosted a commemoration of the March on Washington in the city of Milwaukee. The march started with a rally at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., statue on King Drive and ended at Zeidler Union Square downtown.

The rally included guest speakers APRI President Larry Hall; State Representative David Bowen; Mexican American Legislative Caucus President Pam Fendt; State Senator Lena Taylor; Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley; Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Stephanie Bloomingdale; and Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes.

The march included members of the community, local organizations and union workers who gathered to let people know that the fight for fair voting rights is still alive and needed today.